current projects

This is How we Fly

contemporary folk

This is How we Fly is a contemporary folk band with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - fiddle & hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine - clarinets & live electronics, Nic Gareiss - percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen - drums and percussion. Their music sees Swedish folk music rhythms meet the texture of traditional Irish fiddle, percussive dance from America & improvised jazz and electronics.

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Duo Series

#1: Eivind Aarset
#2 Unni Løvlid
#3 Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh
#4 Valgeir Sigurðsson
#5 Jan Bang

“When Note Productions first approached and asked me to handpick some of my favourite musicians to play in duo with it didn’t take long to accept. It is the stuff of dreams to be in such a position. Duos are special: the balance between the two musicians, the clarity of hearing each performer, the nimbleness of response all excite me.”

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Solo

woodwinds & live electronics

Although involved in a myriad of collaborative projects, solo performance remains at the core of Seán's practice. Seán started to play as a solo artist in 2006. His solo work since then has seen him take this research to PhD level combining custom designed software built in Max/MSP with woodwinds. He has released two solo albums: Long After The Music Is Gone (2012) and A Slender Song (2014).

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Alas Awake

Site-specific setting of Finnegans Wake for improvising choir, woodwinds, electronics and film

Drawing on contemporary choral work, collage, improvisation, live electronics and installation this ambitious project is an abstract homage to one of literature’s great works of abstraction.

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Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle

Radio homage to poet Micheal Hartnett

A sonic journey into the thoughts and poetic imagination of the late West Limerick poet Michael Hartnett. Directed and Researched by Dylan Tighe. Original music and sound design by Seán Mac Erlaine. Featuring the all-munster cast of Andrew Bennett, Nell Ní Chróinín, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and the voice of Michael Hartnett/Micháel O hAirtnéide. Winner of Silver Medal for best editing at New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs 2015. Nominated for Grand Prix Nova radio award, Bucharest 2015.

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Quiet Music Ensemble

new music specialists

The Quiet Music Ensemble is a Cork-based contemporary music group led by composer and performer John Godfrey. The QME is dedicated to music that invites deep attention and perceptive listening. They have premiered new music from leading composers such as Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Christopher Fox, David Toop and Mark Applebaum. Their debut album is released in 2015.

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